Drupal Development with Two Browsers

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This article was published in the print magazine Drupal Watchdog, Volume 3 Issue 2, 2013-09, on page 14, by Tag1 Publishing. The magazine was distributed at Drupalcon Prague, 2013-09-23.

As you make changes to a Drupal website, you usually need to know how they will look to an anonymous (not logged in) visitor. But logging out to see the results, and then having to log back in to resume your work, is tedious and time-consuming. Opening a new browser tab (unless it is in private browsing mode), or initiating a second instance of that browser, would not help, because in those browser windows you would be already logged in. Instead, use two different browsers, and in only one of them remain logged in.

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Figure 1. Popular browsers (clockwise from upper left): Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Internet Explorer

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